My Blog’s New Look

by Carl Eric Johnson on Monday, June 14, 2010

I adopted Azeem Azeez’s White as Milk WordPress theme shortly after I discovered K. Cooper Ray’s enjoyable and informative blog Social Primer. (See my post from April 15, 2009.) Ironically, he switched themes not long thereafter. But the simplicity of White As Milk suited me for a good long time (see screen capture below).

Meanwhile, I have been learning that WordPress is so much more than just a blogging platform. With the right framework in place, it can be a whole content management system (CMS). DIYthemes’ Thesis theme seems especially suited to this. It is well documented and has been favorably received in the industry. So I recently purchased the Developer’s Option.

Right “out of the box” it gave my blog an entirely new look. Compare the before (above) with the after (below).

I shall be tinkering with the site in the days and weeks ahead. Indeed, I already have, as you’ll see by comparing the above image with the actual site you’re on.

My new Web clients will benefit from my license to the Thesis theme, and I shall be redesigning all of my own sites in the coming months.

So far I am quite impressed. Stay tuned. As I learn the ins and outs of Thesis, I am sure to share them with my readers.

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